How to Plan an Ayurveda Tour India


There are many places to take an Ayurveda tour in India like Kerala, Himalayan region and Rishikesh. Are you not sure how to start the tour? This is a guide for you to create a personalize Ayurveda tour in India. Using this guide you can choose the right time of visit, plan your tour activities and enjoy your holidays without any flaw.

 

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Select Tour Operator

There are a lot of ways to start with this tour. You can either visit each place and search for spa centres that provide such services and plan the whole process on your own or leave it to the hands of expert tour operators like Travelogy India, MakeMyTrip and Goibibo. Many elite tour operators have fully formulated package for Ayurveda tour. They would help you to pick the right hotel, right deal, transportation services inside the city and within cities and so on. They would also make a specialized itinerary that would suit your needs.

 

Choose the Right Time to Tour

You need to choose the right time to take up this tour. The best time to visit Kerala for ayurveda treatments is between September and March. This is when the rainfall would have stopped and all green herbs would be flourishing. Rishikesh and other Himalayan regions would have Ayurveda treatments all throughout the year except summer season. Thus, it is better to choose any time between September to March.

Preparation of Tour

There should be no confusion about Rishikesh and other Himalayan regions during winter season. It would very cold and you would need thick clothes and other necessary gadgets. If you are choosing February or March, Kerala might be a little humid and thus, place some mild clothes and sunscreen too. Pack light and make sure you have contained all items within a bag or two.

 

Start Tour from Kerala

It would be easier to start the tour from Kerala as Trivandrum international airport connects many international destinations. Within Kerala, the best mode of transportation is taxi or cab. From Kerala you can fly to Delhi. From Delhi, you can hire a cab that would take you to Rishikesh and from there to Himalayan regions. While returning, you can reach Delhi and take a flight from the international airport in Delhi. Ask your tour operator about the best deal during the season you are planning to travel.

 

Arrange Everything

Arrange everything in prior. Book hotels, arrange for transportations, book tickets and also hire a guide. Make sure that the guide you choose has good command over English. Be alert in all the processing make sure to recheck all the booking before you start your tour.

 

Health Checkup

Do you have any medical condition? It is better to talk to your doctor about the massages and other treatments you are planning to take during this trip. Make sure that you can enrol to those therapies without any problem. If you are still confused, you can talk to any Ayurvedic certified physician to clear your doubts.

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Additional Tips

  • Kerala is well known for Ayurveda treatments. Thus, it is wise to spend more time in Kerala and a little lesser time in other regions.
  • Just because you are there for Ayurveda treatments, it does not mean that you should no visit important attractions. Starting from backwaters of Kerala to river rafting of Rishikesh, there are a lot of attractions and activities that you can enjoy without affecting your schedule.
  • Before you start any therapy, make sure to check the authenticity of the centre.
  • Many centres would have a long waiting time. If possible, pre-book the services too. Most of the centres do not have that option and you might have to wait for many hours. Make a list of attractions near those centres to spend time eventfully.
  • Do not think twice about bargaining and tipping is not a must in India.
  • Be alert always. Not all people are trustable. If your hotel recommends a guide or transportation service, prefer it.
  • Card swiping is not an option in all places especially in remote areas of Rishikesh and Himalayan regions. Thus, have some Indian rupees in hand.
  • Choosing the right tour operator is an important factor. You can choose the first service that Google points out. Learn about the services, compare two or three service providers and then choose the one that would suit you.
  • If possible always have a translator. It would come handy when you are in some remote areas.
  • There is a large spa retreat in Karnataka where you can practice Yoga and have Ayurveda treatments. If you are planning to give a visit, you can either catch a flight to Bangalore or hire a taxi. And from Bangalore, you can reach Delhi through flight.
  • Kerala is well known for Ayurveda treatments. Thus, it is wise to spend more time in Kerala and a little lesser time in other regions.
  • Just because you are there for Ayurveda treatments, it does not mean that you should no visit important attractions. Starting from backwaters of Kerala to river rafting of Rishikesh, there are a lot of attractions and activities that you can enjoy without affecting your schedule.
  • Before you start any therapy, make sure to check the authenticity of the centre.
  • Many centres would have a long waiting time. If possible, pre-book the services too. Most of the centres do not have that option and you might have to wait for many hours. Make a list of attractions near those centres to spend time eventfully.
  • Do not think twice about bargaining and tipping is not a must in India.
  • Be alert always. Not all people are trustable. If your hotel recommends a guide or transportation service, prefer it.
  • Card swiping is not an option in all places especially in remote areas of Rishikesh and Himalayan regions. Thus, have some Indian rupees in hand.]
  • Choosing the right tour operator is an important factor. You can choose the first service that Google points out. Learn about the services, compare two or three service providers and then choose the one that would suit you.
  • If possible always have a translator. It would come in handy when you are in some remote areas.
  • There is a large spa retreat in Karnataka where you can practice Yoga and have Ayurveda treatments. If you are planning to give a visit, you can either catch a flight to Bangalore or hire a taxi. And from Bangalore you can reach Delhi through flight.

 

Author Bio

6dbec517-929c-4d68-8214-681de8189265Alina Jack has been a travel writer since 2010 and also involved in the launching of start-ups travel companies for over 5 years. She has a keen interest in writing her own experiences about travel trips.